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Long Island golf courses and golfers mixed with a splash of PGA and other pro tours.

Assistants Tour tees off, Met PGA champ Danny Balin wins

      So what do Met Section assistant pros do on their one day off every week—the one day in which they do not have to help run the pro shop, make sure the carts are working, sell merchandise and give lessons? They play against each other in tournaments.         The Assistants Tour has resumed, with play at Quaker Ridge this past week. Danny...

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Barclays set for Bethpage Black Aug. 23-26

         The Barclays, the first event in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs, will begin on Thursday, August 23 and run through Sunday, August 26, at Bethpage Black, the Tour announced today.              It has been known for quite some time that the Black Course will be in the rotation for The Barclays,...

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Triple bogey more painful for Rory than his wrist

JOHNS CREEK, GA.—Rory McIlroy finished his second round at 3 over for the PGA Championship, saying that the right wrist that nearly caused him to withdraw gave him more “discomfort” than pain.

             Really painful was the triple-bogey six he made on the 17th hole, after he had...

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Woods angry with himself after 77

JOHNS CREEK, GA.—Tiger Woods said that, after going 3 under par through his first five holes, he rejected his new fundamentals and played on “feel.” In the end, all he felt was anger.

            Woods shot 7-over par 77 in the PGA Championship, his worst first round ever in a major championship,...

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Tiger's first nine: a turn for the worse

          It was such a good start in the PGA Championship for Tiger Woods: a fist-pumping birdie putt on his first hole (No. 10), a four-foot birdie putt on No. 12, another four-foot birdie on No. 14. So through five holes, he was 3 under.


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Tiger texted Steve, still `at peace' with firing

            JOHNS CREEK, GA.—Tiger Woods said he texted Steve Williams to congratulate his former caddie on carrying for Adam Scott’s win on Sunday. But he didn’t say a heck of a lot more than that.


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Steve Williams' official apology

Steve Williams apology, from his website,


"There has been considerable debate following the comments I made at the conclusion of Sunday's Bridgestone Invitational. It was a complete surprise to have CBS announcer, David Feherty ask for an interview following the completion of play. My emotions following Adam's...

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Tiger to play PGA with Harrington, Love III

      Tiger Woods will tee off with two fellow former PGA champions, Davis Love III (the U.S. Ryder Cup captain) and Padraig Harrington in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship next week at Atlanta Athletic Club.         That trio will begin at 8:35 Thursday morning. The PGA's traditional pairing of the season's previous...

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Bethpage, here he comes. McIlroy leans to PGA Tour

            AKRON, OHIO—Rory McIlroy was only joking during the awards ceremony at the U.S. Open when he said he liked it so much on this side of the pond that he might move here. Or was he?

            The 22-year-old from Northern...

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Tiger Woods to return at Firestone

Tiger Woods

(Credit: Getty Images)

Tiger Woods will be back next week. He announced on his website Thursday that he will play in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It will be his first competition since May 12, when he withdrew from The Players with what were diagnosed as knee and Achilles injuries. Woods has since said he would not return until he felt 100 percent healthy....

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